Archive for February 27, 2012

CA 2E / Synon Interview Series: Question 2

The second question in the 2E Interview Series is:

What are the 5 relation types and describe each one?

 

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What are the pragmatic differences between REF and CPT files?

When looking at the basic technical differences between REF and CPT files there is not a lot of system differences.  Both of them create physical files and both have logical files.

The difference for the 2E model is in how you generally use these two types of files.

The REF files will primarily be used for master data.  This could include something like a zip code file with names of stores or other files that you use. It refers to relationships when you want to have an editable list of values for a prompted field.  The REF file type will automatically create a SELRCD (Select Record) and an EDTFIL (Edit File) as well as the CRTOBJ (Create Object), CHGOBJ (Change Object) and DLTOBJ (Delete Object).

The CPT file is primarily used for transactional data.  An accounting system is a great example of this.  New records are added on a regular basis.  Capturing these detail records or transactions provide the primary difference about the CPT file vs. the REF file.  Also, the CPT file will only automatically create the CRTOBJ, CHGOBJ and DLTOBJ.

 

CA 2E / Synon Interview Series

New to CA 2E (formerly known as Synon, Synon/2, Synon/2E, COOL:2E, Advantage 2E, AllFusion 2E) or looking to brush up on your skills? We will be publishing a series of posts on typical CA 2E interview questions. First the question will be posted, and then a week later we will post the answer.

The first question is:

What are the pragmatic differences between REF and CPT files?

Need more? CM First offers technical training on CA 2E / Synon in a variety of delivery channels – onsite, at one of our offices, or via distance learning.

CA 2E Function Cross Reference Guide

New CA 2E (Synon) developers may find this sheet handy when creating new functions. It is a quick way to see if a function has a user interface, what are the default processing options, and more.

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CA 2E Function XREF

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Keyboard Map

One of the first things that you need to do to become effective at Synon 2E is learning the keyboard map. See the link below for a handy PDF of the map.

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